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Ten'en (天延) was a Japanese era (年号, nengō, , lit. "year name") after Tenroku and before Jōgen. This period started in December 973 and ended in July 976. The reigning emperor were En'yu-tennō (円融天皇).
Events of the Ten'en era
- 28 May 973 (Ten'en 1, 24th day of the 4th month): A fire broke out in a Minamoto compound located near the Imperial Palace. The fire destroyed more than 300 houses. The guard was doubled around the Emperor's residence.
- 974 (Ten'en 2, 2nd month): Fujiwara no Kanemichi was named daijō-daijin in the Imperial court hierarchy; and he was given permission to travel to court in a carriage.
- 974 (Ten'en 2, 10th month): The emperor received a gift of horses from Korea.
- 975 (Ten'en 3, 8th month): A comet was seen in the night sky.
- National Diet Library, "The Japanese Calendar" -- historical overview plus illustrative images from library's collection
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